Landiss Lecture: Elizabeth Cox

Landiss Lecture: Elizabeth Cox is in the past.

Lipscomb University’s College of Arts and Sciences present Elizabeth Cox, author and poet, at the spring 2014 Landiss Lecture, Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., in the Swang Chapel in the Ezell Center.

Acclaimed poet, fiction writer and teacher, Cox is the author of four novels, a book of short stories and a book of poetry. Her work has been published in many of the best literary journals; it has been read on NPR; and she has garnered many awards, including the North Carolina Fiction Award and various fellowships and grants. She is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and has been awarded the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction for her body of work.

Cox's books include: Familiar Ground, The Ragged Way People Fall Out of Love, Night Talk and The Slow Moon.

Cox taught creative writing at Duke University for 17 years. She has also taught at the University of Michigan, Tufts University, Boston University, Bennington Low Residency Program and MIT.  She currently teaches at Wofford College in South Carolina where she shares the John Cobb Chair of Humanities with her husband, Michael Curtis. 

Reviewers say that “Elizabeth Cox has an extraordinary talent for inhabiting her characters and capturing place, sense and time.”

A reception and book signing to follow the lecture in the Ezell lobby.  Books will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.  For information contact Carolyn Wilson at